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(185) Deutschland, Deine Döner - Was essen wir da eigentlich? | betrifft - YouTube
Phosphate im Essen = langzeit nierenschaden
Fake Doener
&! Die Fleischlüge: Warum Panscher nicht aufzuhalten sind - Frontal 21 | ZDF - https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=K9-IV_Oi6bM
&! horse meat scandal
&! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47071234 - Beef scare: Polish bad meat spreads to 11 EU states
&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyQx1QJbmpQ - Die Tricks der Fleischindustrie
Gammelfleisch  Fleisch  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  public  health  profit-maximisation  phosphate  Food  risk  prevention  Zusatzstoffe  panschen  Lebensmittel  transparency  quality  scandal  meat  horsemeat 
february 2019 by asterisk2a
Ministers accused of pressure over teacher recruits - BBC News
But providers say they have come under repeated pressure to take the kinds of candidates that they had been rejecting.

They have been summoned to a string of meetings by Schools Minister Nick Gibb and his Department for Education (DfE) officials, over the past six months, where they were quizzed over which candidates were rejected and why.
UK  education  policy  Austerity  staff  recruitment  crisis  CON-servative  Conservative  Theresa  May  quality  Ofsted 
february 2019 by asterisk2a
NHS plans to introduce an 'App' for staff to 'work extra hours at short notice'
https://skwawkbox.org/2017/10/03/video-hunt-ill-give-nurses-an-app-to-work-longer-at-short-notice/ - VIDEO: HUNT – “I’LL GIVE NURSES AN APP TO WORK LONGER AT SHORT NOTICE” //&! Several changes to nursing education were also announced during the conference including; increasing the number of trainee nursing associates and introduce nursing apprenticeships. apprenticeship nurses! are you kidding me!? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41489986 // from reg nurses w work experience and college/uni time to nursing associates to apprenticeship nurses! // Jeremy thinks you can catch patient safety w Nursing for Idiots. As well as allowing family to wash their relatives. // [...] [ending free nurse training = policy blunder bc also pay cap, austerity, not valued = training numbers down] Mr Hunt's announcement begs a big question - why is the Government flagging up a route to nurse qualification with no tuition costs at the same time as scrapping free tuition for student nurses? Could the Health Secretary have realised that making nurse trainees pay for their tuition might deter future applicants?
NHS  Nurses  Junior  Doctor  gig  economy  1099  on-demand  Jeremy  Hunt  Brexit  immigration  EU  staff  recruitment  Austerity  remuneration  Crisis  staffing  hiring  locum  CEP  STP  rationing  waiting  times  delayed  treatment  bedblocking  Council  bed  blocking  Simon  Stevens  quality  patient  safety 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Scots 'lose more years to depression than lung cancer'
"There are more person-years of poor health lost due to neck and lower back pain than are lost are due to early heart disease deaths, and more person-years of poor health lost due to depression than lung cancer deaths."

She added: "This is a stark reminder that living longer does not necessarily equate to healthy, happy life.

"It is important to address the burden of living in less than ideal health so that more people in Scotland can live longer, healthier lives." &! http://www.scotsman.com/news/study-reveals-what-diseases-scots-are-living-with-and-dying-from-1-4502211 - Age differences were also analysed – adults aged 35 to 64 suffered 40 per cent of the disease burden and those aged 65 and over experienced 45 per cent. For those aged less than 65 around 60% of their burden is through living in less than ideal health. - &! http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15406731.Back_pain_and_depression_putting_major_strain_on_Scotland__39_s_health__study_finds/
UK  chronic  sick  population  mental  health  well  being  Depression  public  lifestyle  diet  self-medication  care  demand  ageing  premature  demographic  bubble  NHS  Austerity  STP  Scotland  England  prevention  quality  of  life  cancer  CVD  diabetes  obesity  overweight 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
What quality of life can minimum wage workers afford? - YouTube
&! youtu.be/9-Y7BPqj_G0 - One NYC family's struggle to survive on a fast food salary //&! Living Paycheck to Paycheck | The New York Times - youtu.be/45Ouqrnku2g //&! A Family Faces Food Insecurity in America’s Heartland - youtu.be/uV2XCQZWf_g //&! 2010, TrueNewsNetwork is more liberal conservative leaning take, against redistribution - youtu.be/F7Pq_FDIcpw //&! Poor Kids (Documentary) - Real Stories - youtu.be/i9aSp9bFmMg //&! Do minimum wage increases actually help the poor?
PBS NewsHour - youtu.be/_S0KeeGO660
working  poor  Precariat  minimum  wage  mindestlohn  working  tax  credit  child  tax  credit  in-work  benefit  subsidies  subsidizing  corporate  welfare  housing  benefit  social  mobility  income  mobility  class  warfare  USA  UK  poverty  trap  poverty  payday  loan  Loans  underemployed  underemployment  Zero  Hour  Contract  part-time  Food  Bank  Food  Stamps  living  standard  standard  of  living  quality  of  life  income  tax  credit  tax  free  income  income  redistribution  income  distribution  Gini  coefficient  child  poverty 
june 2016 by asterisk2a
Government should 'get its act together' over nursing shortage
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35929383 - 2009-2015, nurse numbers have grown only 1.1%, while GP referrals over the same time period rose 16% and A&E admissions rose 18%. [...] not just rise in population but also more people w complex, multiple, chronic, conditions.
OAP  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  babyboomers  sick  population  complex  needs  complex  condition  diet-related  disease  chronic  disease  health  crisis  locum  doctor  locum  staff  staff  morale  staff  shortage  NHS  England  austerity  health  care  budget  health  care  cost  healthcare  cost  budget2010  budget2015  elderly  care  adult  social  care  Council  bed  blocking  Services  Public  Services  Simon  Stevens  health  policy  health  prevention  intervention  GP  cancer  diabetes  high  blood  pressure  quality  of  life  well  being  loneliness  Disabled  heart  disease  Food  Politics 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Konzept gegen Wohnungsnot: Höher, enger, dichter
In deutschen Großstädten fehlen Wohnungen und freie Flächen. Die sogenannte "Nachverdichtung" könnte die Wohnungsnot mindern. Das Potenzial ist groß - doch Anwohner sind oft alles andere als begeistert. [ ... In ballungsgebieten ...] 2030 würden dann bereits eine Million Wohnungen fehlen. [...] Das gelingt nicht immer. Wird zu stark verdichtet, geht das zulasten der Wohnqualität - die Menschen leiden unter mehr Lärm und Verkehr, haben weniger Freizeitflächen in ihrer Umgebung. Entstehen mehrheitlich Eigentums- oder teure Mietwohnungen, ist der neue Wohnraum für viele nicht bezahlbar - das beschleunigt die Gentrifizierung. [... Active change in Planning Laws to allow new types of developments ... ] Die Bundesregierung unterstützt Nachverdichtung, indem sie Kommunen zum Beispiel mehr Spielräume für die Bebauung von Innenstadtflächen einräumt.
Skyscraper  urban  planning  urbanisation  public  transport  public  transportation  pollution  affordability  affordable  housing  standard  of  living  living  standard  city  living  quality  of  life  noise  pollution  air  pollution  Micro  Apartment  minimalism  minimalismus  Gentrified  Gentrifzierung  gentrification  Generation  Rent  mega  city  urban  living  urban  transportation  commute  commuter  commuting 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Full-time work is no bar to poverty in UK, report says | Society | The Guardian
Despite at least one adult working full time, millions of households cannot make ends meet, Joseph Rowntree Foundation reports [...] Millions of households struggle to make ends meet even though they include at least one adult in full-time work, according to a report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). Living standards have declined since 2008 despite the economy’s return to growth, the anti-poverty charity said, warning that families with children are at particular risk of a life in poverty. [...] The MIS is determined by asking members of the public to define what is needed to “live to an adequate level”. The threshold is £16,850 for a single person, £25,600 for a lone parent with one child and £36,060 for a single breadwinner with two children. [...] Approximately 11.6 million people in the UK live below the MIS, [...] An improving economy alone is not guaranteed to reverse this rise.” [...] [ no economic security in this recovery! ]
Service  Sector  Jobs  job  creation  precarious  work  Precariat  minimum  wage  Zero  Hour  Contract  Contractor  UK  poverty  tax  credit  child  poverty  squeezed  middle  class  wage  stagnation  income  growth  low  pay  low  income  disposable  income  discretionary  spending  income  distribution  income  inequality  Gini  coefficient  income  mobility  downward  mobility  social  mobility  income  redistribution  tax  free  income  recovery  austerity  living  standard  quality  of  life  Perspective  Perspektivlosigkeit  deprivation  economic  security  GFC  secular  stagnation  economic  history  inequality  health  inequality  trickle-down  economics  dogma  ideology  neoliberalism  neoliberal  corporate  tax  rate  corporate  welfare  subsidies  subsidizing  DWP  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  Iain  Duncan  Smith  budget  deficit  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  USA  household  debt  consumer  debt  credit  card  debt  car  loan  student  loan  debt  student  loan  student  debt  Bubble  child  care  social  safety  net  welfare  state 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Scientists: air pollution led to more than 5.5 million premature deaths in 2013 | Environment | The Guardian
“Air pollution is the fourth-highest risk factor for death globally and by far the leading environmental risk factor for disease,” said Michael Brauer, a researcher from the University of British Columbia. Brauer said air pollution contributed to heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, bronchitis, emphysema and acute infections. He and his colleagues compared the problem in Asia to the conditions under centuries of industrial revolution in the US and Europe: massive economic growth smothered by clouds of toxic matter in the air. [... COAL ...] “Even in the most clean scenario in 2030,” Ma said, China’s growing and ageing population will still suffer 990,000 to 1.3 million deaths a year.
air  pollution  premature  ageing  premature  death  public  health  policy  public  health  public  safety  coal  fossil  fuel  renewable  energy  economic  damage  Abgas-Affäre  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  city  living  standard  of  living  living  standard  living  spaces  urban  planning  urbanisation  quality  of  life  water  pollution  noise  pollution  light  pollution  pollution  babyboomers  cancer  heart  disease  lung  disease  COPD  carbon  tax  carbon  dioxide  carbonfootprint  carbon  trading  scheme  carbonemission  carbon  capture  energy  policy  industrial  policy  competitiveness  competitive  public  transportation  COP21  climate  crisis  climate  change  global  warming  prevention  intervention  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  sick  population  health  crisis  well  being  chronic  diseases 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Smoker's cough 'could be sign of serious disease' - BBC News
Smokers are being urged not to dismiss the early signs of a debilitating disease as simply a smoker's cough. In a new campaign, Public Health England says too many smokers remain unaware of the risks of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD, which narrows the airways, can leave people struggling to do simple tasks such as climbing stairs. Figures show more than 1m people in England are living with it, with nine in 10 cases caused by smoking. COPD is actually the umbrella term for a number of serious lung conditions including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. NO CURE People with the disease have difficulties breathing, primarily due to the narrowing of their airways and destruction of lung tissue. //&! bbc.in/1QXhR74
tobacco  smoking  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  chronic  stress  free  radicals  cancer  diet-related  disease  lifestyle  western  lifestyle  prevention  intervention  addiction  substance  abuse  drug  abuse  sick  population  health  crisis  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  NHS  austerity  Public  Policy  safety  health  health  smoker  cough  quality  of  life  inflammation  lung  disease  heart  disease 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC One - Panorama, The VW Emissions Scandal
London's Oxford Street most polluted street in Europe. // natal and childhood exposure >> damage (lung function) >> last a lifetime. // ultrafine particles have an unknown effect to health/lungs. get trapped in 'crater' of streets in the city and you the pedestrian on ground level is exposed most. // my impression, testing of emissions in lab with given scenario does not reflect everyday car use of public.
air  pollution  public  health  VW  Volkswagen  Abgas-Affäre  NO2  NOx  quality  of  life  city  living  living  environment  health  inequality  carcinogen  carcinogenic  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Cycling: three-quarters of Britons support more spending on bike use | Environment | The Guardian
[ where is the bike lobby here? its a bn dollar business. ] Biggest ever survey on subject says people would like government to spend almost seven times more on bike infrastructure than it does now. [...] Currently, about 1% to 2% of all trips in the UK are made by bike, as against figures of 25% or more in some nations, such as the Netherlands. Activists argue that more bike use would greatly help combat the ongoing health crisis caused by physical inactivity, as well as reducing vehicle pollution, among other benefits. “The message from the public couldn’t be clearer: there’s a desire to cycle more, but that a lack of safe places to ride bikes is off ­putting,” said Jason Torrance, policy director at Sustrans. [...] “Physical inactivity, congestion and declining air quality cost our economy billions. Governments must act to secure a greater share of current transport investment for cycling and walking.”
underinvestment  air  pollution  noise  pollution  public  transportation  transportation  urban  planning  urbanisation  commuting  quality  of  life  standard  of  living  living  standard  public  health  policy  public  health  health  crisis  sick  population  sedentary  lifestyle  lifestyle  medicine  active  lifestyle  lifestyle  western  lifestyle  Nudge  theory  NHS  Cycling  British  Cycling  incentive  infrastructure  investment  city  living  carbon  tax  carbon  trading  scheme  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  emissions  CO2  NXo 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Community mental health services 'getting worse' in some areas of England | Society | The Guardian
[ Cinderella Service, Rationing, and parking on pills ] Survey of 13,000 people cared for outside hospitals finds that 28% rate their experience 5 or lower on scale of 0-10. Mental health services outside hospitals in England have shown “no notable improvement” and in some areas are getting worse, a survey of more than 13,000 people treated and cared for in the community has suggested. [...] The Care Quality Commission (CQC), which regulates such services, said the results, from people cared for and supported in clinics and their own homes, were disappointing. It warned NHS trusts to do more to “get this right”. [...] the not-for-profit social enterprise that runs community mental health services in Hull, scored relatively well. //&! Blog - bit.ly/1oCDBBG & bit.ly/1KpaBYN //&! Can also make complaints via CQC about service provider. - http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/complain-about-service-or-provider
NHS  mental  health  Public  Services  social  care  Services  mental  illness  austerity  2015  GP  Quality  Commission  CQC 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
UK's most expensive city facing 'catastrophe' - BBC News
shortage of supply = unaffordable = nobody can afford to live there, work there, study there. or have to commute from out of town for 1 hour or more. // this is not only a problem in Oxford. NHS Grampian has problems of recruiting because unaffordable house prices and rents pushed up by Oil Industry and the lack of new housing. Same for teaching jobs. // all the while building companies make pumper profits and even skirt around the edges to lower the ratio of social and affordable housing they have to provide with each new big project. its in their interest, if prices were to fell, they would make less money. so they build not enough to keep up with demand at all. and not enough so each new builds profit rises because of risen demand and people willing to pay more for the same house or flat from previous year or two or three despite no real improvement in the build technically/energy efficiency wise/or architecture wise - modern, wide open, big windows. //
UK  Housing  Crisis  green  belt  Supply  and  Demand  Demand  and  Supply  property  bubble  speculative  bubbles  generation  rent  Generationengerechtigkeit  fairness  babyboomers  vested  interest  interest  groups  mortgage  market  shared  economic  interest  commuting  quality  of  life  standard  of  living  cost  of  living  city  living  disposable  income  discretionary  spending  underinvestment  productive  investment  NHS  Grampian  Public  Services  Social  Services  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  distortion  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  hot-money  credit  bubble  China  capitalism  collusion  Policy  Makers  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  affordable  cost  of  entry  cost  center  cost  of  ownership  cost  of  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  democracy  interest  minority  folly  error  competitive  competitiveness  macroprudential  Buy  to  Help  to  Buy  Scheme  Right  to  Buy  fiscal  austerity  deprivation  urbanisation  urban  planning  monetary  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences  general  election  2020  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  Toff  Privileged  Establishment  Entitlement  Millennials  generationy 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Average monthly rent hits record high of £816, highlighting housing shortage | Money | The Guardian
Rents rose across most of England by averages of 6.3% and 8.5% in past year, say separate studies, but fell in the north-west, north-east and Wales [...] Housing charity Shelter said the figures “highlight the plight of an entire generation stuck in insecure and expensive private renting”. On Tuesday, official figures underlined the continuing difficulty of buying, as UK house prices surged to a record peak of £284,000 on average in August. According to the report from Your Move and Reeds Rains, rents rose to a “new all-time record” in September and are up a typical 6.3% on an annual basis. It found that rents are now almost a quarter (24%) higher than in January 2010, while the index of CPI inflation is just 14% higher over the same period. // bonuses and pay and profit for building companies are up as well. actively restricting demand to push up prices marginally (compounding over time). nearly all property sells before even the first brick is put down for the development!]
generation  rent  Generationengerechtigkeit  fairness  mortgage  market  social  housing  affordable  housing  discretionary  spending  disposable  income  Supply  and  Demand  Demand  and  Supply  housing  market  Crisis  profiteer  Wall  Street  crony  capitalism  capitalism  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  CEO  pay  bonuses  standard  of  living  quality  of  life  speculative  bubbles  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  constituency  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  Policy  Makers  neoliberalism  neoliberal  Buy-to-Let  Help  to  Buy  Scheme  Right  to  Buy 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Concern over hidden diesel pollutant - BBC News
Atmospheric levels of a little known by-product from diesel engines are up 70 times higher than expected according to a study. Researchers found that long-chain hydrocarbons are significantly under-reported in car manufacturers' data. These hydrocarbons are a key component of two of the worst air pollutants, ozone and particulate matter. The authors believe these "hidden" emissions are having a large impact on air quality in cities like London. The exhaust pipes of diesel-fuelled trucks and cars produce an array of emissions that have different impacts on the air that people breathe. Complicated mixture The nitrogen dioxide and particles that are emitted from burning diesel have a direct impact on human health in cities. But diesel also contains more complex, long-chain hydrocarbons, whose role in air pollution has been little understood until now. [ science ] There have been several air pollution alerts in London over the past two years
air  pollution  city  living  public  transportation  transportation  living  standard  standard  of  living  quality  of  life  urbanisation  urban  planning  public  health  policy  public  health  pollution  emissions  carbonemission  carbonfootprint  science 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Revealed: British ministers tried to block EU moves to clean up air quality | Environment | The Guardian
A document obtained by the Observer reveals that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has been advising British MEPs to vote against legislation that would oblige countries to carry out “routine and non-routine” inspections on vehicles’ “real-world” emissions. [...] The revelation will add to the growing concerns over the government’s commitment to tackling air pollution. It follows the admission last week that the Department for Transport had ignored significant evidence of the fraudulent practices being employed by the car industry when this was sent to it a year ago. About 29,000 deaths in the UK are hastened by inhalation of minute particles of oily, unburnt soot emitted by all petrol engines and an estimated 23,500 by the invisible but toxic gas nitrogen dioxide (NO2) discharged by diesel engines.
UK  Westminster  neoliberalism  neoliberal  carbon  dioxide  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  emissions  air  pollution  urbanisation  urban  planning  premature  ageing  premature  death  cancer  quality  of  life  life  expectancy  standard  of  living  living  standard  cost  of  living  commuting  infrastructure  investment  city  living  Cycling  bicycling  public  transportation  transportation  well  being  chronic  stress  Tories  climate  change  global  warming  public  health  public  health  policy  NHS  Conservative  Party  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  David  Cameron  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  shared  economic  interest  economic  damage  productivity 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Tech Stocks Rebound: Bloomberg West (Full Show 8/25) - YouTube
15:53 - you can build sw companies everywhere else. cost of living out of control as well dampens quality of life and standard of living. // lower burn rate, more time, more runway to find traction (product market fit) beyond MVP,
London  Start-up  Scene  San  Francisco  Palo  Alto  Bay  Area  Mountain  View  Oakland  Seattle  Portland  New  York  Scene  Los  Angeles  Scene  cost  of  living  cost  of  entry  cost  of  ownership  standard  of  living  living  standard  living  environment  noise  pollution  air  pollution  city  living  quality  of  life  urbanisation  urban  planning  California  public  transportation  commuting  well  being  chronic  stress  Oxidative  stress  stress  happiness  index  affordable  housing  social  housing  speculative  bubbles  speculative  speculation  Redwood  San  Jose  bootstraped  bootstrapping  bootstrapped  burn  rate  runway  Venture  Capital  growth  round  war  for  talent  lesson  advice 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Lebenserwartung-Studie: Menschen leben länger - jedoch für hohen Preis - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Eine aktuelle Studie zeigt, wie unterschiedlich die Lebenserwartung weltweit verteilt ist - und wie viel Zeit wir mit Krankheiten leben. [...] Laut der Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 werden die Menschen immer älter. In den 23 Jahren zwischen 1990 und 2013 ist die weltweite Lebenserwartung um 6,2 Jahre gestiegen. Gleichzeitig zeigen die Ergebnisse aber, dass die gewonnenen Jahre häufig mit einem hohen Preis bezahlt werden: Sie gehen zu Lasten der eigenen Gesundheit. [...] 1. Länger leben, länger krank: [...] Hierzulande haben Menschen, die 2013 geboren wurden, laut den Daten eine Lebenserwartung von 80,7 Jahren. Gesund sind sie davon aber lediglich 68,8 Jahre. [...] Ursache für die ungesunden zusätzlichen Lebensjahre sind oft nicht Krankheiten von Herz und Kreislauf oder Krebs, schreiben die Forscher. Stattdessen listen sie Leiden wie Diabetes, Muskel- und Skeletterkrankungen, mentale Krankheiten, Suchtprobleme, neurologische Erkrankungen sowie Hör- und Sehverlust auf.
sick  population  ageing  population  premature  ageing  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  western  diet  Standard  American  diet  pattern  diet  sedentary  lifestyle  western  lifestyle  active  lifestyle  lifestyle  medicine  diabetes  Arthritis  osteoporosis  mental  health  mental  illness  addiction  neurology  neurobiology  neuroscience  quality  of  life  poverty  in  old  age  backpain  Cardiovascular  disease  vascular  disease  heart  disease  cancer  public  health  policy  public  health  stroke  heart  attack  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  Altersarmut  Services  Social  Services  health  crisis  premature  death  diet-related  disease 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Gründer-Interviews: Was London kann und Berlin nicht hat | Gründerszene
Auch sie hält es für wahrscheinlicher, nach San Francisco zu ziehen als zurück nach Deutschland. Eine Zeit lang habe sie zwar Jobs bei Startups in Berlin gesucht – aber niemand habe genug Geld gezahlt. Für ein Unternehmen mit einer starken Idee hätte sie das vielleicht in Kauf genommen, sagt sie. Aber: „Ich hatte damals den Eindruck, dass viele Startups in Deutschland nicht international skalierbar sind, oder sein wollten, und habe deshalb schnell das Interesse verloren.“ [...] Am Ende war Berlin der Standort, wo wir am meisten Entwicklungspotenzial gesehen haben.“ Es sei spannend, dass das Startup-Ökosystem in Berlin noch relativ jung ist [...] lobt die noch „sehr junge“ Berliner Szene. Die deutsche Stadt habe wahrscheinlich das „am schnellstwachsende Ökosystem Europas.“ Er ist überzeugt: „Wir werden hier sicherlich bald das Zentrum für Internet-Startups in Europa sein.“ [ copycats and wantrepreneurs chasing small ideas ]
Berlin  Start-Up  Scene  London  Scene  copycat  Silicon  Valley  FinTech  cost  of  living  cost  of  entry  burn  rate  runway  war  for  talent  quality  of  life  living  standard  standard  of  living 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Introducing 'treeconomics': how street trees can save our cities | Cities | The Guardian
As a fight over 11 lime trees in Sheffield escalates, activists in cities all over the world are making the case for urban trees – to cut pollution, increase land value and even make you feel younger
urban  planning  well  being  pollution  noise  pollution  air  pollution  urbanisation  quality  of  life  city  living  living  standard  living  spaces  happiness  index 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Creative young Brits are quitting London for affordable Berlin | World news | The Guardian
More and more burnt-out Londoners are embracing the laid-back cool – and much lower cost of living – of the German capital [...] Her decision to leave London was mainly a financial one. “I was working seven days a week and paying £800 for a shared flat in Lewisham. We kept moving further and further into south-east London, until I felt I needed to leave entirely. I’m part of a big exodus; I know many people who have moved from east London to south-east London and then to Berlin. [...] Agora is one of many “co-working hubs” that have sprung up in the city, created for the ever-growing startup community (by 2020 an estimated 100,000 jobs are set to be generated by Berlin startups). Agora is one of many expat bubbles, catering to the ever-growing number of digital nomads. [...] I was just exhausted all the time. You go home to your expensive flat, but end up just sleeping in it, and then go back to work. There’s just more time here.” [...] In London, its office work, bars, sleep, repeat.
Manchester  Europe  Start-Up  Scene  ecosystem  Berlin  Start-Up  Scene  London  Scene  affordable  housing  quality  of  life  noise  pollution  air  pollution  well  being  happiness  index  chronic  stress  housing  market  social  housing  UK  living-standard  living  environment  standard  of  living  city  living  urbanisation  work  environment  4-day  work  week  6-hour  work  day  Start-Up  advice  barriers  to  entry  cost  of  living  cost  of  entry  Start-Up  lesson  San  Francisco  bootstraped  bootstrapping  bootstrapped  Silicon  Valley  New  York  Start-Up  Scene  Los  Angeles  Start-Up  Scene  Palo  Alto  Mountain  View 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Please, no more white people writing smug articles about leaving London | Aisha Mirza | Comment is free | The Guardian
I understand there is a psychic toll of living in a place where you have to fight, for space, time, money. But what these Why I am Leaving London articles are missing is that, while the psychic burden of living in the city with the highest living costs in the developed world is very real, for a brown person, the cost of living surrounded only by white people is worse. // bit.ly/1NyCy3Q - No wonder so many people are quitting the capital. Overpriced, overcrowded, no good olive shops – and it’s not even original
London  city  living  racism  minority  black  minority  ethnic  minority  London  Start-up  Scene  cost  of  living  quality  of  life  noise  pollution  air  pollution  chronic  stress  urbanisation  urban  planning  living  standard  standard  of  living  living  environment  minimum  wage  commuting 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Scottish fantasy sport firm FanDuel plans expansion - BBC News
>> London Expensive, Silicon Valley (SF, Mountain View, Palo Alto), NY prohibitively expensive to run a start-up out of solely. The next best cities are probably, in UK; Glasgow and Manchester. Edinburgh still more expensive than both and commuting is for most unavoidable. Keep in mind, (1) UK wide housing shortage - lowest rate of new builds over decades, and (2) also quality of life/health lower in noisy polluted over crowded London with the long commute, and (3) Aberdeen is 2nd most expensive city of UK, bc Oil drove up the prices.
FanDuel  London  Start-up  Scene  Edinburgh  Silicon  Valley  cost  of  living  cost  of  entry  barriers  to  entry  Venture  Capital  ecosystem  Berlin  Scene  Manchester  UK  lesson  advice  quality  of  life  noise  pollution  air  pollution  commuting 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Pando: 1500!
[P]aying for our journalism directly [...] less dependent on pageviews[.] Weve long understood that there were two types of article on Pando: The ones you absolutely couldnt find anywhere else, and the ones you possibly could. It’s the first kind that, for good or ill, have built Pando’s reputation. These are the articles in which, to quote John Gruber, we “Pando the hell out of a story.” Uber, Secret, the Techtopus -- regular readers know the hall of fame. Likewise our long-form profiles of inspiring entrepreneurs, PandoMonthly event series, and curve-ball regulars like The War Nerd and Brad Jonas’ brilliant illustrations. [...] By contrast, although we always try to avoid publishing linkbait and pure opinion, some of the posts which on the previous model might have been great for search traffic or guilty clicks have fallen off a cliff under the new model. Further proof that the high-traffic snackable content that’s good for advertisers isn’t necessarily valued by readers.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Boris Johnson: New runway at Heathrow won't happen - BBC News
Because whilst the commission offers weighty analysis, it's a knotty political decision in the end. And whilst the commission says Heathrow, the prime minister's "no ifs, not buts" promise not to sanction expansion there would take one heck of a lot of wriggling out of. Just think Nick Clegg and tuition fees and what broken promises can do to you. But here's another thought: David Cameron won't be prime minister forever. He'll be gone in less than five years. And it takes longer than that to build a runway. // &! bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33341548 - The government will make a decision on airport expansion by the end of the year, David Cameron has said.
Airport  London  infrastructure  infrastructure  investment  Heathrow  Career  Politicians  compromise  Boris  Johnson  Nick  Clegg  Stansted  Gatwick  air  pollution  noise  pollution  quality  of  life  chronic  stress 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Charlie Rose Brain Series: Alzheimers / Dementia | charlierose.com
"It's an epidemic come later life [60 year old and forward; aggressive rise. 50% of 90 year old's affected]."&! charlierose.com/watch/60085855 - Parkinson's Disease and Huntington's Disease // &! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=alzheimer &! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=dementia &! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=Parkinson << (1) excess animal protein. [dose dependent (neuro)toxin/glycotoxin - nutritionfacts.org/video/reducing-glycotoxin-intake-to-prevent-alzheimers/ &! nutritionfacts.org/video/avoiding-a-sugary-grave/ ] Evidence is clear that reduction [to zero] of any animal product in diet reduces risk to die with and of dementia/alzheimers. But current research is focused on putting the horse back in the barn ('manage it'), when it's already escaped and lost all its four legs. That is how crazy this is what current medical profession is doing. And policy makers, influences by food industry lobby listed on Wall Street. Defending their interest in selling processed, fast and junk food.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
David Crosby: Joni Mitchell unable to speak after aneurysm - BBC News
Personal, Individual, high profile story. But reflective case study of the status quo of a sick population and the consequences (for health care costs and unmeasurable individual costs ie quality of life). Dying sick and crippled :/ harsh hard truth that rally hurts. Disabled till rest of your life. End of life care.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
In the shadows of booming cities, a tension between sunlight and prosperity - The Washington Post
New luxury towers in Manhattan, and new additions in neighborhoods undergoing a building boom from San Francisco to Toronto to even low-rise D.C., have revived a long-simmering urban tension: between light and growth, between the benefits of city living and its cost in shadows.
urban  planning  quality  of  life  urbanisation 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Mental stress and coronary artery disease: a multidisciplinary guide. - PubMed - NCBI
https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2003/178/6/stress-and-coronary-heart-disease-psychosocial-risk-factors // The expert group concluded that (i) there is strong and consistent evidence of an independent causal association between depression, social isolation and lack of quality social support and the causes and prognosis of CHD; and (ii) there is no strong or consistent evidence for a causal association between chronic life events, work-related stressors (job control, demands and strain), Type A behaviour patterns, hostility, anxiety disorders or panic disorders and CHD. - mja.com.au/journal/2003/178/6/stress-and-coronary-heart-disease-psychosocial-risk-factors // stress.org/stress-and-heart-disease/ &! bit.ly/1OS3mkE
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things | Co.Exist | ideas impact
"The tendency of keeping up with the Joneses tends to be more pronounced for material goods than for experiential purchases," says Gilovich. "It certainly bothers us if we're on a vacation and see people staying in a better hotel or flying first class. But it doesn't produce as much envy as when we're outgunned on material goods." Gilovich's research has implications for individuals who want to maximize their happiness return on their financial investments, for employers who want to have a happier workforce, and policy-makers who want to have a happy citizenry. "By shifting the investments that societies make and the policies they pursue, they can steer large populations to the kinds of experiential pursuits that promote greater happiness," write Gilovich and his coauthor, Amit Kumar, in their recent article in the academic journal Experimental Social Psychology. [...] but also place an emphasis on employers giving paid vacation and governments taking care of recreational spaces.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Babies, Brains, Nature and Nurture -- An Interview with Dr Stuart Shanker - Freedomain Radio - YouTube
implications for education of child and adolescent when certain things like self-regulation, deferred gratification, attention span, empathy, sympathy, relating, moral reasoning, avoidance of social interaction (can cause deficits in language and non-verbal interaction), etc etc are not properly developed during early life 0-8yrs old - thus - MANDATORY! kindergarten to be able to observe with qualified personnel and in case to be able to intervene (mitigate downstream effects) and to help the child and the parents. // 35min - adolescent offenders and repeat re-offending (and pre that, addiction and other things are symptoms). mentioned 3 books. // 47:44 - fixed mindset vs. growth mindset = praise for being intelligent (bad parenting) vs praise for doing/did good task X (good parenting). // there is no such thing as a lazy kid, stupid kid or bad kid
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
EU: Luftverschmutzung durch Europas Industrie kostet Milliarden - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Einige Industriezweige führen an, durch eine Verschärfung der Klimaschutzvorschriften verlören sie ihre Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und würden praktisch gezwungen, Produktionen aus Europa zu verlegen.
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
New York City's LinkNYC WiFi Plan - Business Insider
New York City announces LinkNYC, a project replacing up to 10k pay phones with digital hubs that offer mobile device recharging, 150'-radius gigabit Wi-Fi, free US calling & touch screens for city info & services; it's funded by ads expected to generate $500M in rev over the 1st 12 yrs; some Links will be operational by the end of '15 [... no more sitting in cafes for 1hr to upload a big video on youtube ...]
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Y Combinator, a Two-Year-Old, and a Pregnant Wife | Hacker News
[ you have only one life, that is for you ... you time, not other peoples time. don't let other people use and abuse your time ... ] - http://tiempoapp.com/y-combinator-a-two-year-old-and-a-pregnant-wife
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Could you live decently on £14,400 a year?
Government figures suggest that about 30% of workers in the UK are paid less than £14,820, subjecting them to similar financial pressures. [...] "If we're going to rebalance the economy, we can expect some very big shocks." [ ... "we are all in this together" ... no not really. .... an actions taken have aimed only on those you can do it easy. they didn't went after tax avoiding corporations, super rich and 1% ...]
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Life expectancy in Scotland increases
"Men in the least deprived areas of Scotland may live 12.5 years longer than those in the most deprived areas while women in the least deprived areas could expect to live 8.5 years longer than those in the most deprived."
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Getting Some 'Me' Time: Why Millennials Are So Individualistic : NPR
The 2014 Clark Established Adult Poll found that the top three markers for adulthood were accepting responsibility for self, financial independence and making independent decisions. Twenge first encountered this rise in individualism when she was doing a project on gender roles in the 1990s. Both women and men scored high on this masculine scale that includes highly individualistic traits, such as being independent, relying on yourself, being a leader, etc. Twenge began studying other traits such as self-esteem and extroversion and recognized a pattern that these traits were all increasing over time. "You have emerging adulthood — taking more time to find yourself in your 20s," Twenge says. "By definition that is an individualistic pursuit. 'I want to have that time to myself before I settle down.' That is one that is unknown in traditional collectivist societies." [... thus, give people time, no turbo abi ...]
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
A Conversation on Future Urbanism, Tech Hubs | TechCrunch
I think in summary, neither system is able to stop gentrification or displacement. But New York’s regional integration and better transit make for a more dynamically adjusting system where residents have to continuously (or constantly) re-evaluate their cost of living. In contrast, San Francisco’s orientation of growth control might help it a smaller-town feel. But market-rate rents can climb dramatically with even a modest amount of population growth, while elderly and longstanding tenants can end up in a pretty jarring and tragic situation if they face an owner move-in or Ellis Act eviction. If they are displaced, the San Francisco Bay Area has a weaker and less integrated transit system. That means displaced tenants can end up with a multi-hour commute, which is deeply disruptive to family and community life and on access to jobs.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
NorthernSparrow comments on Student loans have hit a record high of $1.2 trillion, putting a crimp in The American Dream of owning a home and starting a family. And it’s affecting the broader economy too.
But back then you could work hard and it would pay off for you; now you work just as hard and it doesn't. Also I had the freedom to choose a lower-paying career deliberately, a career that I found fascinating. I could only do that because I had no debt. I don't understand boomers who don't realize how lucky they were and how much it has changed.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Why San Francisco may not be the most useful reference point for the Uber-ification of local transport | PandoDaily
But San Francisco may not be a great prototype for other markets. For one, the state of the local transportation in the city has been abysmal for years. SF taxis are regarded by residents and visitors as some of the worst among major US cities in terms of cleanliness, reliability, and service. The city’s BART and Muni rail systems aren’t much better across any of those measures. That is to say, San Francisco residents have had more reason than most to look for local transportation alternatives.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work? Usually Not | Hacker News
"Just give me decent office space, flextime, and a sensible allowance for vacation, (self-directed) training and sabbaticals -- and, if you don't mind, a solid health insurance that doesn't deduct from my salary base in order to cover beyond the bare minimum -- please. That's all I need for "wellness." [...] this article seems to confirm my pet theory that most programs promoting "wellness" are rarely effective because it doesn't involve true intrinsic motivation (it talks about extrinsic carrots and sticks). +++ There needs a cut off time from Work. Work Perks that keep you on campus (meals, laundry, daycare, barbers, etc etc) are anti-work life balance.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Gap in Diet Quality Between Wealthiest and Poorest Americans Doubles, Study Finds
The diets of low-income Americans have worsened in the past decade, even as the diets of the wealthiest Americans have improved, according to a new study that is among the first to measure changes in diet quality over time by socioeconomic status. Overall diet quality in the United States remains poor, said the lead author of the study, published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. /// googel - socioeconomic status and health & socioeconomic status and health the challenge of the gradient
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Is there a London property bubble? - YouTube
--- outside money driving up prices in the city and outer suburbia // first time buyers locked out !!! - inequality because buying is unaffordable and locked into renting
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming - YouTube
- history has it that the thriving middle class made USA. period. // --- and the future of work - needs investment! as capitalism, a flat world and software eats the world - eats up jobs (robots, automation, off shoring, outsourcing, outside advisory and contractors only (for everything that is not key) etc). >> thus education has got to change to be for the 21st century || + Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand power --- http://youtu.be/Cd0JH1AreDw #civic #PowerPlay #AbuseofPower #illiteracyaboutpower #willfulignorance >> #participation #calltoaction #sharewhatyoudo +!+!+ http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pitchforks-are-coming-for-us-plutocrats-108014.html +!+!+ http://billmoyers.com/2014/09/11/a-wealthy-capitalist-on-why-money-doesnt-trickle-down/
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Robin Williams ist tot: US-Schauspieler beging offenbar Selbstmord - SPIEGEL ONLINE
http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/leute/us-schauspieler-robin-williams-in-therapieklinik-in-minnesota-a-978680.html "Williams trank, weil er sich einsam fühlte und Angst hatte. "Es ist buchstäblich Furcht. Und du denkst, oh, das wird die Angst erträglich machen. Aber das tut es nicht." Angst wovor?, fragte ihn der "Guardian". "Vor allem. Es ist einfach ein generelles Arggghhh." || + http://bit.ly/Vg50lV || +++ http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1n41x1/robin_williams_its_time_for_a_convoluted_stream/ +++ http://bit.ly/1sMNReu + http://on.fb.me/Y0PCeN + http://youtu.be/r5gb-z7Dq0E - Robin Williams: What Should We Think? Russell Brand The Trews (E121) ... 'celeb suicide show societies ills end results.' #thelastcryforhelp As fragile as the world. || http://youtu.be/etQeFJ2lbbo + http://youtu.be/l_btHPpVQ4I - Robin Williams: Stand-Up Comedy Is Great Therapy
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Live chart: Age and population - YouTube
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
The slut, the spinster and the perfect woman: Martha Mosse at TEDxCoventGardenWomen - YouTube
Everyday sexism: Laura Bates at TEDxCoventGardenWomen -- YT v=LhjsRjC6B8U // How Islam made me a feminist: Zena Agha at TEDxWarwickSalon (Women) -- YT v=0jWSDyJiIXg // !!! >> An epidemic of beauty sickness: Renee Engeln at TEDxUConn 2013 -- http://youtu.be/63XsokRPV_Y "knowing of unrealistic photos doesn't help. [peer pressure - beauty sickness] // No longer the pits: why London's hottest girls are championing the arm bush -- http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/health/no-longer-the-pits-why-londons-hottest-girls-are-championing-the-arm-bush-9646117.html "The underground armpit hair trend is sprouting all over London, where carefree young women are proudly presenting natural fuzz, often (less naturally) dyed in all colours of the rainbow. This is partly thanks to social media, which has allowed women to share images and stories about their bodies. But armpit hair is even growing within the fashion industry." http://on.fb.me/1oz62of // http://youtu.be/uVOj2hrWcpc & v=gto6w0a13B0
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
The Rise Of Europe's Religious Right
For the most part, though, issues dear to social conservatives were a side issue in elections driven heavily by economic frustration. [...] The suddenness with which social conservatives became a force in Brussels has many progressives speculating that they are the creations of American social conservatives seeking to “export the culture wars.” [...] Today, American ties seem much more about a shared vision to build a global conservative movement rather than leaning on stronger and wealthier U.S. partners for support. // http://www.salon.com/2014/02/28/the_dying_right_why_christian_fundamentalists_are_in_panic_mode_partner/ || Pro Progressive - the hard things are hard bc they are worth doing it. It's easy to turn ones back. But its hard to hold your face into the storm that is brewing. Holding onto status quo is not worth the struggle, it is a futile short-term view - as the status quo is not sustainable.
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Listen up, America: It’s time to start making mass transit free! - Salon.com
But where do the benefits of free ridership accrue, if not to riders themselves? To drivers, who enjoy less congested roads and free parking spaces? To local businesses, who reap the benefits of increased mobility and local spending power? To everyone, in the form of clean air? It’s not an abstract question when the bill comes due, and answering it has proven a formidable obstacle to cities, like San Francisco and Portland, that have studied the possibility of making transit free.
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
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